LEVEL UP Inc Welcomes Official Visit By Minister Of Communications And Multimedia

By Yue Lynn on Jan 22, 2018

Clockwise from L-R: Dato' Ng Wan Peng (Chief Operating Officer of MDEC), Hasnul Hadi Samsudin (Vice President, Creative Content & Technologies Division of MDEC), DC Gan (Co-Founder of Magnus Games Studio), Abu Huraira (Business Director of NightMorning Studios), YB Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak (Minister of Communications and Multimedia Ministry Malaysia), Hafiz Azman (Founder of 7th Beat Games), Wan Hazmer (Founder, Chief Operating Officer, Game Director of Metronomik Sdn Bhd), Zainal Abdul Kahar (Chief Executive Officer  of Game Taiko), Shawn Beck (Co-Founder of Weyrdworks Studio), Datuk Yasmin Mahmood (Chief Executive Officer of MDEC), Fadli Ishak (Lead Developer of Weraku Games), Alex Ong (Co-Founder of Pixels Tail), Shahrizar (Chief Executive Officer of Kaigan Games), Bazil Akmal Bidin (Incubator Manager of LEVEL UP Inc) and Mohan Low (Head of Interactive Media, Creative Content & Technologies Division of MDEC).
Clockwise from L-R: Dato' Ng Wan Peng (Chief Operating Officer of MDEC), Hasnul Hadi Samsudin (Vice President, Creative Content & Technologies Division of MDEC), DC Gan (Co-Founder of Magnus Games Studio), Abu Huraira (Business Director of NightMorning Studios), YB Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak (Minister of Communications and Multimedia Ministry Malaysia), Hafiz Azman (Founder of 7th Beat Games), Wan Hazmer (Founder, Chief Operating Officer, Game Director of Metronomik Sdn Bhd), Zainal Abdul Kahar (Chief Executive Officer of Game Taiko), Shawn Beck (Co-Founder of Weyrdworks Studio), Datuk Yasmin Mahmood (Chief Executive Officer of MDEC), Fadli Ishak (Lead Developer of Weraku Games), Alex Ong (Co-Founder of Pixels Tail), Shahrizar (Chief Executive Officer of Kaigan Games), Bazil Akmal Bidin (Incubator Manager of LEVEL UP Inc) and Mohan Low (Head of Interactive Media, Creative Content & Technologies Division of MDEC).

Last Friday, The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) welcomed YB Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak, Minister at the Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (KKMM) to LEVEL UP Inc, a freshly launched incubator space for upcoming video game start-ups to “collaborate, support and accelerate businesses – in Bangsar South.”

	 Wan Hazmer was one of the game startups' representatives to present to KKMM on the vision and dreams for the local game industry.
Wan Hazmer was one of the game startups' representatives to present to KKMM on the vision and dreams for the local game industry.

Announced way back in November 2016, LEVEL UP Inc is “created to offer promising game developers and smaller studios with the necessary resources to kick-start their journey in the games industry. The aesthetically-pleasing facility is created for starting game makers, indie developers and small to medium games start-ups, with the aim of providing these budding talents with comprehensive support that will drive the local games creation market.”

	 YB Datuk Seri Dr. Salleh Said Keruak, Minister of Communications and Multimedia Ministry Malaysia (KKMM) officially 'unlocked' MDEC's LEVEL UP Inc.
YB Datuk Seri Dr. Salleh Said Keruak, Minister of Communications and Multimedia Ministry Malaysia (KKMM) officially 'unlocked' MDEC's LEVEL UP Inc.

Video games aside, during the visit, Datuk Seri Dr. Salleh met with representatives (including: Magnus Games Studio, NightMorning Studios, Metronomik Sdn Bhd, Game Taiko, 7th Beat Games, Weyrdworks Studio, Weraku Games, Pixels Tail and Kaigan Games) from MDEC including Datuk Yasmin Mahmood, Chief Executive Officer and Hasnul Hadi Samsudin, Vice President of the Creative Content and Technologies division, whereby both sides traded some views on Malaysia’s games industry development and how this emerging industry (with so much potential) alongside esports could farm positive revenue for the country.

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